Jerk Chicken Wings – Everyday Food with Sarah Carey



I don’t know what it is, but come summertime, I want my food even spicier than I usually do. This recipe for jerk chicken is no joke — I’m talking serious heat! Even better news: The recipe couldn’t be simpler.

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This recipe is all about the marinade. Make it by combining scallions, garlic, bay leaves, habanero, vinegar, thyme, allspice, salt, and pepper in a food processor. Next, you’ll toss your chicken in the spice mixture and refrigerate for at least one hour. When the time is up, roast your wings in a 450-degree oven for 35 to 40 minutes. Serve with a lime — and lots of napkins!

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Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Total Time: 50 Minutes, Plus Marinating
Serves 6

12 scallions, tops and bottoms trimmed, chopped
8 garlic cloves
4 dried bay leaves
1 habanero or 2 jalapeno chiles, chopped
1/4 cup red-wine vinegar
2 tablespoons fresh thyme, leaves
4 teaspoons ground allspice
Coarse salt and ground pepper
6 pounds chicken wings, cut in half at joint
Lime wedges, for serving

In a food processor, pulse scallions, garlic, bay leaves, habanero, vinegar, thyme, allspice, 1 tablespoon salt, and 2 tablespoons pepper until coarsely ground. In a large shallow dish, toss chicken with jerk mixture and refrigerate at least 1 hour (or up to 1 day).

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Arrange chicken on foil-lined rimmed baking sheets and cook until browned, 35 to 40 minutes, rotating sheets halfway through. Serve with lime wedges.

Cook’s Note:
To grill the wings, cook over medium, covered, until cooked through, 15 to 20 minutes, turning occasionally (lower heat if wings are getting too charred).

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Nutritional Info: per serv (makes 6): 530 cal; 34 g fat; 48 g protein; 5 g carb; 1 g fiber

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Sarah Carey is the editor of Everyday Food magazine and her job is to come up with the best ways to make fast, delicious food at home. But she’s also a mom to two hungry kids, so the question “What’s for dinner?” is never far from her mind — or theirs, it seems! Her days can get crazy busy (whose don’t?), so these videos are all about her favorite fast, fresh meals — and the tricks she uses to make it all SO much easier.

Jerk Chicken Wings – Everyday Food with Sarah Carey


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